Letter to the Editor: Black lives deserve special mention

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This is in response to the reactionary hue and outcry over the motto “Black Lives Matter” — “but ALL lives matter!!!” That’s exactly the point. Of course they do, but black ones warrant special mention after having been systematically left out, kicked out and snuffed out of the whole equation for centuries. Has there ever been any doubt that white ones counted? That’s like proclaiming that the sun is in the sky. Big breaking news.

— Margaret Barton, Hopkinton

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